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  • Greek Mythology
  • General Information
    • collected legends of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines
    • originally created and spread within oral-poetic tradition
    • explain how universe & World created
    • Numerous Gods with unique personality
    • Strengths and weaknesses like human
    • Gods in large, multi-generational family
    • Pride and history of Greeks
    • Explain natural phenomena, cultural variations, friendship
  • Stories of Athena
    • Goodness of wisdom, peace, strategy
    • Virgin patron of Athens
    • Daughter of Zeus
  • Ladies of Athens
    • competed with Poseidon – patron deity of Athens
    • Each gave a gift to people
    • Poseidon – a spring sprang up
    • means of trade and water
    • But water was salty
    • Athena – first domesticated olive tree
  • Stories of Apollo
    • 1 of the most important
    • many-sided of the Olympian deities
    • a god of light and the sun
    • medicine ,healing, music, poetry, arts
  • Stories of laurel crown
    • Crown of Victory
    • petulant Eros took two arrows
    • shot the nymph Daphne and Apollo
    • Apollo continually followed Daphne
    • Daphne called upon her father
    • Apollo vowed to tend her as his tree
    • used his powers to render her ever green
  • Influence on Tourism
    • Luxurious resources – Mysterious, romantic atmosphere
    • Temple of Gods with grand architecture
    • Reason for tourists to come
    • Result: Tourism – 1 of the economic foundation
  • Influence on Hospitality
    • Paintings of the Gods in mythology hung
  • Influence on Society
    • Reason for traveling
    • Provide revenue for local people
    • Provide job opportunities
    • Increase income
    • To offer sacrifice to Zeus – God of the Gods – the origin of the Olympics
  • Influence on Individual
    • Philotimo (self pride) – male never lose face in public
    • Big family – grandparents, uncles living together